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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 16 Jul 1880 1

POLICE.
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CENTRAL POLICE COURT.

    The Police Magistrate was assisted yesterday on the criminal side by Messrs Penfold, Neale, Field and Martin, and on the summons side by Messrs Lester, Stanley, Beaumont, and Mitchell.

    Frederick Williams, 9, was fined 10s or in default of payment to be imprisoned until 8 pm, on conviction of throwing stones over the railway bridge at Redfern while a train was passing.

    Phillip Walker,  found guilty of having wilfully and indecently exposed himself on Hyde Park on Wednesday forenoon, was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for a period of six months.

    William Morris, was charged by Mary Ann Morris, his wife, with having assaulted her by throwing scalding tea upon her and striking her on the breast. He had commenced to illtreat her on Saturday; she appeared in Court with marks of violence on her face and eyes, and said that her body was covered with bruises caused by his violence. He was sentenced to pay a penalty of £10 or to be imprisoned three months.

    Thomas McGarvey, was summarily convicted of having stolen five fowls, valued at 12s 6d, the property of Edward Roher, and was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for three months. When leaving the dock prisoner muttered a threat against the witnesses for the prosecution, in consequence whereof he was recalled, and their worships altered their sentence to six months’ imprisonment.

    David Johnston was summarily convicted of having stolen 14s and a piece of tobacco, the property pf John Pollock, and was sentenced to be imprisoned one month. The prisoner and the prosecutor, it appeared, had been drinking together, and prosecutor took him to a lodging and paid for his bed, and in the course of the night the larceny was committed.

 


1  The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 16 Jul 1880, p. 3. Emphasis added.